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trentonCURSILLO AT THE 2017 DIOCESE OF TRENTON EVANGELIZATION DAY

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From left to right: George Weis, Mary Ann Dowd, Pat Burke, Mary Weis,  Bob Burke, Marie Garrett, Bob Morris, Ronnie Martella, Al Martella Not Pictured: John and Gabrielle Toman

SCHOOL OF LEADERS by MARY WEIS, ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR

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Our recent School of Leaders included prayers and recognition for Fathers Day and two enlightening talks by two dynamic speakers. Sister Clara spoke of the many forms of prayer (28) and their unifying factor that will make us remain steadfast in our faith. Sister emphasized humility, attention and silence as key elements to prayer. "God speaks in silence to a listening heart." Most importantly is perseverance in prayer, looking through the pain to see the joy, to hear God's word, and know that prayer is a gift. We also heard from our past Lay Director, Ronnie Martella, about Group Reunion, an ongoing encounter with our self, in order to live a life fundamental in Christ and fill the "God-size hole in each of us" as Matthew Kelly says. We must be active in our movable square meter in order to accept and live God's plan for us, incorporating the fundamentals of piety, study and action to center our lives in God. Pay attention Be astonished Tell abou

FOR YOUR ACTION - A WITNESS by PAT BURKE

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(Shared at the June 7 Diocesan Mass) We just celebrated Pentecost Sunday…..a few weeks before our Grandson - Logan made his Confirmation I never saw him so nervous to  receive the Holy Spirit and we have all heard Pope Francis keep encouraging us to take the Holy Spirit seriously and that we need the  power of the HOLY SPIRIT- IN ORDER TO  EVANGELIZE!! How would we change! WE IN THE TRENTON DIOCESE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON EVANGELIZATION ON June 24 at St. David the King  Church in Princeton Junction. Well isn’t that WHAT Cursillo is all about?  EVANGELIZING….. Bringing CHRIST INTO OUR ENVIRONMENTS.   With Piety, Study of our Environments and the Holy Spirit leading our Actions. Recently I had a few experiences in doing exactly that – that was not in my plan for the day or week.  My time has been nothing but chaotic, at  our age to be selling our home of 30 years and having only 6 weeks to find a home and to pack all our belongings – buy life goes on.   Th